While the old-fashioned rule of not wearing black at a wedding still applies in today’s modern fashion environment, it is still a big faux pas to wear a white dress in anything other than ivory, blue, or beige: These colors are reserved exclusively for the bride, not the bridesmaids or other attendants. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Some brides prefer a shade of purple or even blue for their wedding dresses and wedding gown accessories. There are still times when a bride will wear white at her wedding, especially if she has chosen a beautiful white gown, but the most important consideration is still the color of the dress and the wedding gown itself.
For a traditional wedding, you would look very odd wearing a black dress with a white blouse and matching shoes. For an informal, casual wedding where the bride will likely spend the night dancing on the dance floor and mingling with guests, wearing a black dress with some white accessories is a great idea. A black, beaded tiara and matching earrings or a black clutch are excellent choices for a more formal look. For a beach wedding, you may want to wear a simple white swimsuit paired with a white skirt and white tights for a more casual look. Don’t forget the cute little black flip flops you bought in your mother’s closet!
If you’re having a traditional wedding, but you’d like to add some color and flare to it, then wearing a white dress with a fun, bold jewelry is a great way to do just that. A sparkling turquoise necklace and a bold bracelet set would go perfectly with a white dress. Or, you could wear a matching pair of pearl earrings with a white pendant and your favorite pearls for a very chic, sophisticated look.